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■(TB) 'Elsa Sass'

1939, Sass

'Elsa Sass' ( Hans Peter Sass, R. 1938). TB, Midseason to late bloom plicata. Color Class-Y4L (this is a 'Lemon Ice' or Glaciata). 'Tiffany' X 'Orloff'. Sass, Maple Valley 1939. Honorable Mention 1939, Award Of Merit 1941.

Named for his wife.

1949 Checklist - adds registration date, awards, citations.

1949 Checklist citations: Bull. A.I.S. 73:66 Apr. 1939; A.M., A.I.S, 1941; Bull. A.I.S. 82:3 July 1941. See below:

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From Sass catalog, 1949: ELSA SASS (H. P. Sass, 1939)-Color sulphur yellow, with a white flush in the center of falls. Flowers medium large and of very good substance. Stems 36 inches, low branching. 60c
Elsa Sass, a frilly yellow with an elusive, greenish tone. "It looks soft but it has substance," was Mr. Sass' comment., This blossom was out through yesterday's wind and it is still good." Lucy W. Tinley, "Midwest Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 75 (December 1939): 18.
ELSA SASS (H. Sass)-Beautifully grown in at least three gardens this year, this was most striking and is a very unique shade of yellow. Junius P. Fishburn, "Survey of 1940 Iris Season", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (July 1940): 54.
From Carl Salbach catalog 1941: ELSA SASS (H. P . Sass 1939). This beautiful new iris has taken the iris critics by storm. It is a complete new "break" in yellows, coming in an entirely new shade. Sometimes call lemon yellow, sometimes sulphur yellow. Produces a very bright spot in the garden. Blooms well above the foliage. Fine form, and good all-around habit. Stock limited. Mid-season. 28". $10.00.
Dreer's 1949 catalog notes "Elsa Sass. 3 ft. Cool and frost-like, sulphur-yellow blooms of medium size, frilled at the edges. 60c each; 3 for $1.50; $4.75 per doz"


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-05
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Elsa Sass Sc.jpgjpg Elsa Sass Sc.jpg manage 61 K 28 Nov 2017 - 14:47 BobPries From Schreiners 1952 catalog
ElsaSass01.JPGJPG ElsaSass01.JPG manage 62 K 22 Nov 2014 - 17:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ElsaSass2BJ.jpgjpg ElsaSass2BJ.jpg manage 82 K 08 Feb 2012 - 16:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
ElsaSassBJ.JPGJPG ElsaSassBJ.JPG manage 52 K 08 Feb 2012 - 16:27 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
ElsaSassSass39.JPGJPG ElsaSassSass39.JPG manage 30 K 06 Jun 2010 - 14:59 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Elsa_Sass.jpgjpg Elsa_Sass.jpg manage 24 K 19 Nov 2010 - 18:00 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
elsa-sass1-08.jpgjpg elsa-sass1-08.jpg manage 57 K 05 Apr 2015 - 15:58 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
elsa-sass2-07.jpgjpg elsa-sass2-07.jpg manage 53 K 05 Apr 2015 - 15:58 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
elsasass01.jpgjpg elsasass01.jpg manage 18 K 12 Sep 2014 - 20:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
elsasass010.JPGJPG elsasass010.JPG manage 161 K 08 Feb 2024 - 14:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
elsasass09.JPGJPG elsasass09.JPG manage 108 K 21 Mar 2020 - 11:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
elsasass1.JPGJPG elsasass1.JPG manage 447 K 10 May 2018 - 22:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
elsasass2.JPGJPG elsasass2.JPG manage 437 K 10 May 2018 - 22:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
elsasass3.JPGJPG elsasass3.JPG manage 376 K 12 Jun 2020 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
elsasass4.JPGJPG elsasass4.JPG manage 350 K 12 Jun 2020 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r36 - 08 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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